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Lake Ontario, where Tim took his eye-catching pictures, is the smallest of the five Great Lakes (Tim Corbin).

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

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    Business Insider UK

    Spurs preparing to play without Leonard this season

    The Spurs are preparing to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard this season, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard has missed all but nine games this season as he battles right quadriceps tendinopathy. "We only have X number of games left this season and he's still not ready to go," Popovich said Wednesday.

  • Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'
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    AFP

    Biopic explores secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking'

    A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

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    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority in imposing a new map. More litigation may follow, as Republicans are considering a separate legal challenge in federal court in Harrisburg this week.

  • Weinstein’s lawyers say no duress as Paltrow worked with him after ‘harassment’
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    PA Entertainment

    Weinstein’s lawyers say no duress as Paltrow worked with him after ‘harassment’

    They also have used Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence’s words to try and get a class action lawsuit thrown out.

  • Compensation v solidarity: Students argue for and against university strikes
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    Sky News

    Compensation v solidarity: Students argue for and against university strikes

    As staff at more than 60 universities kick off a wave of strike action over proposed changes to pensions, one student fears her education could be compromised and another says students should stand in solidarity with lecturers. Georgia Davies, 21, who studies English and modern history at the University of St Andrews calls for students to be compensated. This week, strikes will begin at universities across the UK, affecting thousands of students and reducing their contact time and access to university facilities.

  • Brit Awards 2018: Highlights from the show
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    Brit Awards 2018: Highlights from the show

    Round up of the Brit Awards 2018 in which Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, and Dua Lipa won accolades.

  • Man kills himself after throwing explosive device at a closed US embassy in Montenegro
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    Business Insider UK

    Man kills himself after throwing explosive device at a closed US embassy in Montenegro

    The embassy's statement comes amid reports of a grenade attack on Wednesday night. The US embassy in Montenegro cautioned people that there is an "active security situation" in the capital of Podgorica on Wednesday night after a man threw an explosive device, the State Department said in a New York Times report. A man reportedly threw the explosive device at the building, which was closed for the night, and killed only himself and injured no others, The Times reported.

  • Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99
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    Reuters

    Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

    Graham died at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Graham became the de facto White House chaplain to several U.S. presidents, most famously Richard Nixon. Graham found himself at times in controversy over his disapproving stand on gay rights, as well as over a secretly recorded conversation with Nixon in which the cleric complained that Jews had too much influence on the U.S. media.

  • In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
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    AFP

    In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos

    When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to leave their guns outside.

  • Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities
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    AFP

    Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities

    Judges are to rule Thursday on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy.

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    Explosive device thrown at U.S.embassy building in Montenegro: report

    An unknown man threw an explosive device at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, media in the city said. "There was an incident," a police official, who declined to give his name, told Reuters. A Reuters photographer in Podgorica said a police vehicle blocked the street where the embassy is located, adding that no damage was visible.

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    Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

    A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting. "Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of politics in it, and it's interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats, but the media doesn't talk about that either," Tenney told talk show host Fred Dicker.

  • Kylie Jenner gives first update on baby Stormi Webster
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    Digital Spy

    Kylie Jenner gives first update on baby Stormi Webster

    "Still staring at her all day..."

  • Stronger storms mean new 'category six' scale may be needed
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    The Guardian

    Stronger storms mean new 'category six' scale may be needed

    A local resident walks past a yacht that was washed ashore after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach in March 2017. The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists questioning whether a new classification needs to be created: a category-six storm. The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale currently runs in severity from one to five, with five describing near-total destruction.

  • Why is no one exposing our failing firms in advance?
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    The Guardian

    Why is no one exposing our failing firms in advance?

    Since the collapse of the construction giant Carillion last month, the focus has been on its directors and senior employees, particularly those whose pay packets seemed proportional to the scale of the company’s failure. In the words of Rachel Reeves, its chair: “Carillion’s annual reports were worthless as a guide to the true financial health of the company.” Those reports were signed off by KPMG. The collapse of huge companies such as Carillion and BHS, the 2008 banking crash and rampant tax avoidance are all symptoms of a dysfunctional relationship between accountants and the state.

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    Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

    Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump's comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting victims are being mourned. Assistant football coach Aaron Feis, hailed for shielding students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, "was very brave," Trump said Wednesday during a listening session with parents and survivors of school shootings.

  • Jordan 3D lab prints limbs for war wounded, disabled kids
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    AFP

    Jordan 3D lab prints limbs for war wounded, disabled kids

    Iraqi soldier Abdullah lost his left hand fighting the Islamic State group but now he has a prosthetic one -- thanks to a 3D printing lab in Jordan.

  • Seoul picks up $260-per-meal tab for N. Korea delegates: reports
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    AFP

    Seoul picks up $260-per-meal tab for N. Korea delegates: reports

    The South Korean government spent more than $260 per meal per person for the high-level North Korean delegates including leader Kim Jong Un's sister who visited the Winter Olympics, reports said.

  • Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa's dash from cash
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    The Guardian

    Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa's dash from cash

    M-Pesa allows users to make a wide range of transactions via their mobile. “Drunks love paying by M-Pesa,” the owner of a bar in a low-income area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, explained drily. The well-known mobile money platform may not choose to commandeer this observation as a marketing slogan, but it does capture some of the reasons why M-Pesa is starting to shift Kenyans away from using cash.

  • Justin Trudeau's India tour branded a ‘slow-moving train wreck’ as family is mocked for ‘Bollywood' attire
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    Evening Standard

    Justin Trudeau's India tour branded a ‘slow-moving train wreck’ as family is mocked for ‘Bollywood' attire

    The week-long visit aimed at enhancing business ties has seen Mr Trudeau and his family frequently appearing before the cameras wearing traditional Indian dress and meeting the press with the “Namaste” greeting. Today, he tried his hand at cricket, taking to the pitch with his children and former Indian captains Kapil Dev and Mohammad Azharuddin in New Delhi. Indian media have been critical of the visit – which started badly with suggestions of a political “snub” when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often greets his counterparts on their arrival, sent a junior minister from the agriculture department to meet him at the airport.

  • These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1990s
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    HuffPost UK

    These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1990s

    Baby name trends are an evolving part of our culture.

  • Parents who thought their baby had died seven years ago find out it is still alive after getting £3,000 orphanage bill
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    Yahoo News UK

    Parents who thought their baby had died seven years ago find out it is still alive after getting £3,000 orphanage bill

    The parents had been told that their newborn would not live more than a week.

  • Surrender or starve: The desperate fight for survival in Ghouta
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    Surrender or starve: The desperate fight for survival in Ghouta

    Trapped by a months-long siege and under ferocious government bombing, the residents of rebel-held eastern Ghouta say they are "waiting their turn to die".

  • Great Yarmouth secondary school bans 'Meet me at McDonald's' hairstyle
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    Evening Standard

    Great Yarmouth secondary school bans 'Meet me at McDonald's' hairstyle

    A school has banned a haircut known as the “Meet me at McDonald’s” and warned pupils they may be sent home or placed in isolation until their hair is restyled. In a letter to parents, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy’s headmaster Barry Smith listed “variations on the style often known as ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’” among seven “unacceptable haircuts for boys”. If a child’s hair was not restyled they would “either be sent home to have their hair restyled or placed in isolation until their hair is restyled," he added.

  • Destiny 2: Latest update to game delayed to give developers Bungie more time to make new features better
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    The Independent

    Destiny 2: Latest update to game delayed to give developers Bungie more time to make new features better

    Large parts of an upcoming update to Destiny 2 have been delayed to make them better, developers Bungie have said. New weapons, for instance, needed further work by artists to ensure they are as "super cool" as they needed to be – since the new weapons will be so difficult to get, "it’s more important that each of those rewards live up to the difficulty it will take to earn them". "They have to be super cool, so we’re giving the artists extra time to make sure they are... super cool," Bungie wrote.

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